The difference between a business trip and a posting
A business trip is a trip that does not represent regular work at the seat of the employer or in a place defined in the contract.
The case-law shows that a business trip is only a trip that does not represent regular work at the seat of the employer or in a place defined in the contract (Sodba I U 149/2010, Sodba X Ips 387/2011, Sodba VIII Ips 215/2007). The court defined that workers who perform their job abroad permanently, outside the seat of the employer or his business units, were not on a business trip but were posted, so they were not entitled to daily allowance. The court findings thus stipulate that the work post of these workers was abroad, so workers were not taking a daily business trip abroad, and therefore there were no grounds to pay them daily allowance as a reimbursement of costs during a business trip.